Now here’s a Bollywood and TV fashion trend we didn’t see coming: Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan wearing velvet on consecutive episodes of Panchkoti Mahamani Kaun Banega Crorepati!
On Thursday October 20, Shahrukh Khan played KBC with Big B wearing a black velvet waistcoat over a classic white shirt and black trousers, along with his oversized watch and still-cute dimples. We couldn’t help but be charmed with his self-deprecating humour and the ease with which he wore velvet.
The following Monday (October 24), host Amitabh Bachchan appeared in velvet, though wearing it in a completely different way. While the shirt’s yoke had horizontal pleat detailing, the rest of the shirt was completely velvet. Take a look:
FYI, Mr Bachchan’s wardrobe designer for KBC 5 is by Delhi-based designer Rohit Bal.
This is not the first time Amitabh Bachcan has worn velvet on KBC. We spotted him in the premiere of KBC 4 in a velvet suit designed by Vikram Phadnis.
The inevitable question here is: will velvet become a larger trend among men, or will it remain restricted to ramp shows and Bollywood stars?
What do you think of the velvet trend, especially for men?
I’ve never been a big fan of wearing cover-ups (jackets and coats) with Indian wear, despite the frequent appearance on the ramp. But when it comes back show after show, and appears on Rohit Bal’s couture collection, I decided it’s time to take this almost-trend a bit seriously.
At HDIL India Couture Week, Rohit Bal presented all kinds of cover-ups to go with Indian wear: long coats and cropped jackets with gold embellishments and zardozi work. He paired them with lehengas, full circle kalidar kurtas and velvet blouses.
And why should guys be left behind? Here’s an interesting jacket for men, festive and fun:
Will you wear a jacket or coat this Diwali? Tell us!
Amitabh Bachchan kicked off the season premiere of Kaun Banega Crorepati 4 last night with a song-dance-monologue performance, wearing a velvet suit, among other outfits designed by Vikram Phadnis. The suit had a crest of sorts over the left breast pocket and on the back, in what seems to be zardosi work.
(FYI, in the quiz show Amitabh Bachchan will be wearing bespoke Ravi Bajaj suits).
Noteworthy: Mr Bachchan has worn velvet earlier. Last week, he walked the ramp for Karan Johar and Varun Bahl at HDIL India Couture Week in a long black double breasted coat with a high velvet collar.
Seinfeld’s George Costanza once said, “I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.” Seems like his time has come.
So guys, would you drape yourself in velvet? Tell us!